foul shot

foul shot

noun Basketball.
1.
a throw from the foul line, given a player after a foul has been called against an opponent.
2.
a score of one point made on this throw.
Also called free throw.


Origin:
1900–05

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foul shot
 
n
basketball Also called: free throw an unimpeded shot at the basket from the free-throw line given for a technical fault (one free shot) or a foul (two free shots)

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